The Directorate is responsible for reviewing and developing policy and legislation across the justice and community safety portfolio.
Our law enforcement regime maintains the public safety and social order of the community.
A variety of organisations and programs come together to identify and respond to crime, safety and justice priorities.
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FOI gives members of the community a legally enforceable right to access documents held by government.
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Safety considerations and information for personal and family wellbeing.
How we keep our community safe.
Information about the Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Program.
Business obligations for safe workplaces.
Keeping ACT Government assets and information secure.
A national approach to security preparedness and planning.
How we keep safe on ACT roads.
The Directorate is responsible for legislation dealing with commercial regulation in the ACT.
In the ACT there are rights and responsibilities that regulate how business owners, their staff and their customers interact.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes activities to ensure compliance to regulations.
The Directorate educates the ACT community and industry on regulatory functions and obligations.
The Directorate is responsible to the Attorney-General, the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, the Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations and the Minister for Corrections.
The Directorate plays a vital role in providing information and advice to the Minister and supporting ACT representation in national fora.
The Directorate's responsibility for government activities of justice administration, rights protection, business regulation and emergency services.
ACT Corrective Services delivers adult correctional and detention services.
ACT Courts and Tribunal deliver justice through sentencing in criminal cases and rulings in civil cases.
The ACT Emergency Services Agency is responsible for emergency management planning and response.
The ACT Government Solicitor provides legal advice and services to the ACT Government and its agencies.
The Legislation and Policy Branch provides policy advice and research services to develop ACT policies and legislation.
The Office of Regulatory Services undertakes registration and business regulation functions.
The Parliamentary Counsel’s Office provides legislative drafting and publishing services for ACT legislation.
Policing services in the ACT are purchased from the Australian Federal Police.
The Security and Emergency Management Branch is responsible for protection and emergency planning for all hazards, including counter-terrorism.
A number of independent statutory agencies are administered under the portfolio umbrella of justice and community safety.
Victim Support ACT provides specialised assistance to help victims of crime participate in the justice process.
The Director of Public Prosecutions provides independent and effective criminal prosecution services.
Elections ACT is responsible for conducting elections and referendums for the ACT.
The ACT Human Rights Commission promotes the human rights and welfare of people living in the ACT.
The Public Advocate protects the interests, rights and dignity of vulnerable people and those with a disability.
The Public Trustee provides independent, professional trustee and asset management services.
The Work Safety Commissioner promotes and educates stakeholders on matters relating to workplace safety in the ACT.
Media information relating to the justice and community safety portfolio.
This section details the ways to contact the Department as well as agency locations.
This section provides access to our searchable database of publications.
Community groups are reminded that applications for the Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants are closing soon.
Groups are encouraged to contact JACS this week, if they are interested in submitting an application.
Community groups in Canberra can apply for $300,000 in grants from the ACT Government for security upgrades to their buildings and the purchase of new security equipment.
Having seen some great results in reducing property crime with burglary (down 25%) and motor vehicle theft (down 27%) as reported in the March 2012, ACT Criminal Justice Statistical Profile, community groups will be able to apply for a one-off grant of up to $10,000 to help ensure their property and possessions stay safe.
Some of the simplest upgrades to security features on buildings can make a big difference and that is why the government has decided to undertake another round of grants to financially help even more community groups make the necessary changes to make their buildings safer and secure.
Providing financial assistance to community groups for the capital cost of security upgrades will make it harder for opportunistic crime to occur.
Some of the simple upgrades that can be done to boost building security include:
- sensor lighting and external lighting;- alarm systems;- security doors; and- window grills and fencing.
Property crime by its nature is opportunistic. This grants program will empower community groups to make the changes they need to their buildings to make it harder for criminals to target them.
Property crime can have a disproportionate impact on community groups who already often struggle financially to purchase and maintain equipment. Better security of buildings will make sure that the equipment stays safe, and will not fall victim to an opportunistic crime.
Community organisations can apply for one-off grants of up to $10,000 for security projects and eligible community groups are encouraged to submit applications before the closing date of 27 July 2012.
Application packages and further information are available below. Potential applicants can also email email@example.com or telephone 6205 4631 for further information.
Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Application Form
Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants Guidelines